Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago
OT: March madness! - Anybody here do brackets for March Madness? I'm doing a work pool, and I thought it might be fun to put one together in case any OH people are interested. You can do a bracket on ...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago
Speaking of poor patient education... - I'm 3 weeks post-op and solid protein makes me throw up. I'm going to follow other people's plans that I see here because my doctor's schedule doesn't seem too healthy, duh! I'm g...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago
Butt-related NSV (SFW!) - I've now lost enough weight that my tailbone keeps getting bruised by my office chair, which, like my ass, doesn't have a whole lot of padding! I had to get a fancy-schmancy butt ...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago
Not enough protein = eating when not hungry? - I've been having a REALLY hard time getting my protein in, particularly since I have yet to find a shake or powder that doesn't make me gag because of the texture. It's at the poin...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago
PSA: Fitbit recall - Heads-up to anyone who uses a Fitbit Force-- the company has issued a recall because the wristband is giving some people skin rashes. (Ow!) http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/21/tech/gami...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago
Hmm, I guess 50lb DOES make a difference... - I've been a bit discouraged over the past week or so because the scale has been "stuck." I know it happens to everybody, I've been upping my water, etc. but, ya know, mucho frustra...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago
Who tattled? - Can't say I'm surprised to see the banhammer come down on the siggy cards, but I wonder who grumped to the mods? I must say, though, that if they're using the TOS (in a roundabout...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago
Did I miss anybody? - Now that I'm FINALLY up and about and able to harness the power of Sudafed to overcome this cold for the power of Great Justice and Photoshop... is there anybody else who still nee...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago
Most definitely NOT down with this sickness - I'm all about sharing in marriage, until My Sainted Husband decided to share his ugly chest cold with me. I've spent the last 3 days stuck in bed with an empty mayonnaise jar at my...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a comment 3 years, 10 months ago
Down by ~35lb, and you can tell a bit in my face!

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag wrote a blog post 3 years, 10 months ago
5 week update - I'm a little more than a month out of surgery, and I'm a little amazed at all that's happened. Here's a bit of a recap, as much for my recollection as anything.   It...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 years, 10 months ago
How much can you eat in a sitting? - Hi all,   I'm a month out from surgery and finding that I'm having a hard time eating much. Yeah, a feeling of restriction is great, but it makes it very hard to get eno...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 years, 10 months ago
The hardest thing... - I can live without cheeseburgers and pizza. I can live without cookies (my trigger food!). But today, I would KILL for a diet coke. Before surgery, I didn't drink th...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago
Persistent heartburn - Hi all, I got to start purees on Tuesday, so I tried 1/4c of egg beaters, scrambled and mushed to paste. It went down OK, chewed thoroughly, itty bitty bites, and eaten slow...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago
Dr. gave me a gold star... Huh?? - I went in for my post-op checkup yesterday morning. I've had kind of a rough go of it since getting home-- since I'm a super-rapid metabolizer of opiate pain meds, and I'm doing...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago
To pre-op folks who wear glasses - So I've been home from the hospital for a week now, and there's a ton of great advice on what to take to the hospital and such, but I thought I'd share something that made my st...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag wrote a blog post 3 years, 12 months ago
To share or no? - I am deliberately open about health-related stuff, particularly my bipolar disorder. I think that it's important to show that I, and others, can live a (mostly) normal life desp...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 years, 12 months ago
Preparing for the worst - Here's one I haven't seen mentioned... VSG is safe, I've done all my homework and I have tons of confidence in my surgeon, the hospital, and all of that. However, there's a ...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years ago
Approved! Now time for details... - OMG I want to send flowers to my surgeon's office or at least give my insurance coordinator, Binda, a HUGE hug! I got a call from Binda today, I'm approved! Apparently, BCBS...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag wrote a blog post 4 years ago
Something to look forward to - Thursday, I decided I was fed up with my falling-apart bras and braved Wal-Mart in a quest to find something that doesn't pinch, poke, or slip. A fool's errand, if you will! ...
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32.6
BMI
VSG
Surgery
12/10/2013
Surgery Date
Aug 11, 2013
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Before & After
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At my brother's wedding, several weeks before attending my surgeon's info session
290lbs
My first triathlon!
180lbs

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